Start-Ups & Small Business in Auburn, NY

Auburn, NY is a great place to grow your small business.  From financing and technical assistance programs to various transportation options, Cayuga County has what your business needs to succeed.


Entrepreneur, artist, CEO, or organic farmer – Auburn and Cayuga County can provide your business the resources to start-up and grow. Cayuga Economic Development Agency’s (CEDA) Specialists can review your business plan and structure, connect you to local resources (accountants, lawyers, financial institutions, marketing firms, etc.), assess financial projections, brainstorm your marketing strategy, guide you in obtaining licenses and permits, answer your questions about hiring employees, and explore funding options.  We will also provide you information on how to connect with networking groups and local partners like the Cayuga County Chamber of Commerce, SCORE Auburn, and Onondaga SBDC.


There are a number of incentives available to Auburn businesses through local, state, and federal agencies.

Financial Assistance

The City of Auburn Small Business Assistance Program, the Cayuga County Small Business Loan Program, and the CEDA Micro-loan Program are three of the main financial assistance programs available to the county’s businesses.

Interested in applying for a small business loan?  Call CEDA at 315-252-3500. Also feel free to contact CEDA staff to find out more about all of the financial assistance opportunities for your business.


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